Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads



Hawkshead camp, Philip Baxter

Volunteer opportunities

The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the usual four summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Stockholm and Gothenburg. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See the availability form for further details


JROS 2021 calendar, CompassSport

JROS Calendar

A4 Calendar (opens out to A3) with profits to the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads. September 2020 to December 2021 - so you get 16 months! Multiple Photographers. Orienteering scenes. Each month will also have a sponsor with an advert. Some O events will be noted on the calendar like the last one.
Still available while stocks last


Lagganlia 2020

The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp was planned to run from Saturday 18th July – Saturday 25th July 2020.
Virtual camp report now available


Stockholm 2020

The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp runs from Tuesday 18th August – Sunday 30th August 2020
Camp not possible
With the continued uncertainty with regard to Government Regulations with regard to travelling from Sweden and the recently announced Talent Selection Races it is clear that a Stockholm JROS Training Camp will not be held in 2020.
JROS is very sorry to have to make this announcement but a camp as originally envisaged is now clearly not possible.


Deeside 2020

The Deeside training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp was planned to run from Saturday 18th July – Saturday 25th July 2020
Due to the Civid-19 restrictions the camp was run as a Virtual Tour.
The tour report is now available below.


Gothenburg 2020

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp runs from Saturday 22nd August to Monday 31st August 2020
Unfortunately the decision has now been made by the tour managers that this years camp in Gothenberg is cancelled.


What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW15 and 16s, Stockholm for MW16s and 17s, and Gothenburg for MW20s, 19s, and some 18s.

Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches; it will host another UKCC Lv2 coach training course in 2020, and it will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)